Work collaboratively with the higher education sector to implement the Government’s higher education agenda to create a more a sustainable system, drive quality improvements and expand opportunities for students.
Invest in programmes to promote quality assurance in higher education and the enhancement of quality teaching and learning.
Increase participation and support success in higher education by people from disadvantaged backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Provide a direct contribution towards the cost of study for Commonwealth supported students via the Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS), and reduce upfront cost barriers through the provision of income-contingent loans under the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP).
Build collaboration across and between universities, research institutes, government and industry to generate new knowledge and the translation of research into benefits for Australia.
Enhance Australia’s research capacity through the provision of world class national scale research infrastructure under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).
Promote the importance of mathematics and science through targeted initiatives to increase participation in science and technology-based careers.
Develop a national strategy for international education following the release of the Draft National Strategy for International Education.
Enhance theESOS legislative framework to ensure it maintains Australia’s reputation as a high-quality destination for international education while reducing unnecessary red tape on education providers.
Support more Australian students to study overseas as part of their Australian qualification.
Advance international education and research multilateral engagement to ensure that Australia is recognised as a leader in international education cooperation and that Australia’s education and training system is globally connected.
Ensure a highly-skilled workforce, by focusing on giving all students opportunities for access, participation and success by creating an effective and efficient skills and training system that is industry-led and delivers the skills Australian employers need.
Implement the VET reform agenda to ensure the VET system provides high quality training and improves the links from training to jobs, including through Australian Apprenticeships.
Ensure consumers are able to make wise choices and decisions about VET and higher education.
Improve quality in VET delivery through new national standards for training providers and a comprehensive review of training products.
Eliminate duplication and improve efficiency in the VET sector by implementing streamlined governance arrangements, including a new VET Advisory Board and an Australian Industry and Skills Committee.
Ensure Australian Apprentices and their employers are supported to enable increased completion rates.
Enhance national transparency across the VET sector.
Improve the status of VET domestically and overseas.